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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The depth of support for bringing down the Confederate flag gets its first test in the South Carolina Legislature this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.
Germany on Monday dismissed Greece's bid to clinch a quick new debt deal after the country delivered a resounding 'No' to more austerity, appearing little moved by the surprise resignation of the Greek finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis, who had irritated his European counterparts with his blunt negotiating style, announced he was resigning at Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's request in a move to placate creditors. "It is not about people but rather positions," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said, adding that there is currently "no basis to enter into negotiations on a new aid programme".